Nancy Gale - Executive Director
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Nancy Gale came to JRS from EQT with leadership and finance experience in the corporate world. Nancy is a long-time community member and the immediate past president of Temple Sinai.
For more information on Nancy and her vision for the future JRS, read about her in the Pittsburgh Jewish Chronicle.
Paula Pagnotta – Office Manager
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Paula earned an Associate Degree in Business Management and studied network administration. She has a background in Office Management, Accounting, Benefits Administration and Facility Coordination. Paula also serves as JRS’s network administrator, Chair of the JRS Health and Safety Committee and was the first recipient of the JRS Health and Safety Award.
Alison Karabin – Donor and Community Relations Director Project Manager, Young Adults in Transition Jewish Residential Services
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Alison Karabin was hired by JRS in 2015. Alison received degrees from the University of Wisconsin-Madison and Yeshiva University’s Wurzweiler School of Social Work. She is a licensed social worker in Pennsylvania and has previously worked for LIFE Pittsburgh, UPMC Passavant, and Presbyterian Senior Care. Alison also staffs the Shore-Whitehill Award committee and represents JRS for the Connections blog.
Audra Thomas, B.S. – Director of Residential Support Services
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Audra has fostered a work atmosphere that promotes best practices, teamwork and professionalism. She has been in the field of supporting individuals with disabilities and guiding support teams for many years. Audra ushered in a heightened level of support services moving away from a “custodial functioning model to a supportive person-centered model”.
Cindy Paganico, B.S. – Controller
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Cindy is the CFO of sister agency Jewish Family & Children's Service and also provides a wide range of financial and business services to JRS. Cindy coordinates both the financial and audit committees. She has forged a great partnership between JRS and the JF&CS fiscal office, providing outstanding financial support and leadership to JRS.